Demetri was born and raised in Massachusetts. He picked up the guitar at an early age and has yet to put it down...He's probably holding it right now! He was the founding member of the heavy rock band Requiem.
Maybe some of his musical interest comes from his father, who recorded Les Paul and Mary Rodgers in the 1950's...It could be why he favors Les Paul guitars now. Demetri does have quite a collection of different brands of guitars, but he insists on playing them through Marshall amplifiers only.
Some of the main influences on his list are; Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmore, The Beatles, and Stravinski.